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eustachian tube connect to throat?
msesdt posted:
Been sick with a cold lately and noticed occasional very specific acid like burning episode in back of my throat. It will clear eventually but only after much coughing, ear popping and swallowing. I have occasional vertigo, some ear ringing and sinus issues; still have my tonsils, had loads of ear aches as a kid. Always wondered if it wasn't all connected. Where does the Eustachian tube connect to throat?
Rod_Moser_PA_PhD responded:
The eustachian tubes enter the back of the throat (pharynx) above the uvula - between the back portions of the nasal passage and the part of the throat you can see. The only way to see this area is with a special laryngeal mirror or a fiberoptic scope.

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